According to The Telegraph, Chelsea have turned down Inter Milan’s first bid for N’golo Kante.

In the article written by Matt Law, Inter Milan included Marcelo Brozovic as part of the bid rejected by Chelsea.

With Inter struggling for money, Chelsea were made an offer that included Croatian midfielder Brozovic, but the West London club turned it down.

Chelsea have also told the Italian club they are not interested in a deal involving former Tottenham midfielder Christian Erikson as Inter were considering submitting a second bid that will include the midfield maestro.

But that may not have completely put Inter off Kante, as the Italian club are planning to raise funds through player sales before deciding whether or not to make a final straight cash bid for Kante.

Frank Lampard said in June that he wants to keep Kanté and Inter know it will not be easy to get the France international from Chelsea.

There remains a slight possibility Chelsea could be tempted into selling Kanté for the right price, as the 29-year-old has recently struggled with a series of injuries.

They are close to signing the Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and are then expected to target the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

However, it is reported Lampard would favour selling Jorginho rather than Kanté.